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Holographic Interconnections
Author(s): O. D. D. Soares; C. Liegeois; G. C. Righini
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Paper Abstract

Optical interconnections represent a powerful answer for the foreseen speed requirements and complex parallel circuit architectures. The flexibility in connection design and the non interfering character, inherent to optical beam carrier makes it very attractive to examine the major problems on the application of various types of optical interconnections. Holographic techniques have been proved capable to respond to the implementation of optical fibre interconnections with pre-established performances. Sophistication can range from back-to-back, low tolerance couplers, to multiplexers and demultiplexers. Switching devices can also be implemented while programmable and reconfigurable, real-time interconnections are been researched. The comparative advantages in performance and the uniqueness of solution to known critical limitations in the progressively complex interconnection problems, in particular, on advance micro-optoelectronics made holographic coupling to regain a central interest in multiple situations of optical interconnecting. A short state-of-the-art review on devices and prospects will be given stressing applications and potentialities to be explored, in optical circuitry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0862, Optical Interconnections, (14 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943458
Show Author Affiliations
O. D. D. Soares, Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
C. Liegeois, X'IAL (France)
G. C. Righini, IROE-CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0862:
Optical Interconnections
Giancarlo C. Righini; Oliverio D.D. Soares, Editor(s)

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